Daily Bible Reading “Arise, O God” (Psalm 74:13-23)

  Psalm 74Arise, O God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 74:13-23. In the first part of Psalm 74, Asaph questioned God about why He allowed the temple to be burned and allowed the enemy to attack His people. In this part of chapter 74 Asaph proclaims to how mighty God is.

Asaph speaks of God’s strength and power. He talks about God as the creator because He is the one who created the world. He is the one who made day and night. He is the one who set the sun and moon into place. He is the one who made the seasons. Asaph proclaims how marvelous the works of God are.

Asaph was trying to reassure the congregation that God was still in control and that He had the power to defeat the enemy. Do you remember to thank God for all His marvelous works and all the things He has done for you?

Asaph told God even though He had done all these things the enemy had blasphemed Him by tearing down the temple and attacking His people. He begged God to arise against the enemy and cause him to turn away or be defeated.

Many times in the Bible during times of war God would cause what seemed to be natural disasters to happen to confound the enemy and cause them to be defeated. When we look at all the things God has done for us, it is hard to believe there are people who don’t believe and are against Him. We need to pray that they would see the light and come to know God.


Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 74:13-23

13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.
14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
15Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
16 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
17 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.
21 O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.
22 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
23 Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.


Things to think about:

  • In what ways do you praise God for His wondrous works?
  • How do you thank God for His creation?
  • What makes you realize that there are enemies of God?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 74, where the Psalmist reminds us of Your marvelous works. Help us to show gratitude to You for all You have done for us. Help us to praise and thank You for those things. Help us to remember You are our creator, You are all powerful, You are mighty and You love us. Protect us from the enemy. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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